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  • Sticking to COVID-19 advice such as keeping a safe distance and washing your hands is hard to do when you live on the street.

    A Northern Territory health organisation says homeless people are at huge public risk during the COVID-19 pandemic and is calling for supported accommodation to keep people safe.

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